Many people shudder at the thought of spring cleaning because it seems like such a herculean task. It can be quite overwhelming to think of giving your entire house a once-or-twice-a-year deep cleaning because you have to go through every nook and cranny of your property.
If only it involves simple tasks like dusting furniture and vacuuming floors and carpets, people wouldn’t make such a fuss out of it. But if you throw in other bigger and important tasks such as regular drain cleaning and gutter cleaning, then it becomes a different ball game.
We understand that cleaning doesn’t come naturally to some folks. It can be quite challenging, truthfully. That is why we made a list of tasks to do for spring cleaning that is spread over a seven-day period so it doesn’t get too overwhelming.
Day 1: Bathrooms first
Let’s take on one of the least pleasant tasks to get it over and done with. Bathrooms are relatively easy to clean since they are a lot smaller but it still doesn’t make it something to look forward to.
Scrub the toilets, sinks, and showerheads. Then wipe down the mirrors, doors, cabinets, and handles. Once you’re done, proceed to empty the trash and wash the floors, and walls if necessary.
Day 2: Get rid of the kitchen clutter
The kitchen is now the new center of the home so give yourself some time to go through it.
Use hot water and soap to clean surfaces around the kitchen. Wipe the walls and dust off the shelves and cabinets. Give the sink a good wash and make sure to disinfect it after.
Empty the cupboards and cabinets and start sorting through everything in them. Throw out what needs to be thrown out and then start organizing the kitchen cabinets and drawers. Mop and polish the floor once you’re done with everything.
Day 3: Time for the kitchen appliances to shine
You will need to prepare for the third day as it is a little trickier to clean appliances and make them shine. Choose the right cleaner that will get the job done but is not toxic and harmful.
Start with the range, oven, and microwave oven. There are self-cleaning ovens so if you have one, put it to work to save on time. Once you’re done with them, it’s time to take on the fridge. Purge and throw out food and items that need to be disposed of. Once you’ve sorted your food items, give the fridge a good cleaning inside and out then put the food items back in an organized manner.
Day 4: Give your living room new life
It gets easier on the fourth day. Compared to the kitchen and bathrooms, living rooms are a walk in the park.
Start dusting the furniture and decors and wipe down the bigger pieces. Open the windows to let some fresh air in as you clean. Take this time to wipe down the windows on both sides, replace the curtains, and dust the blinds.
Take out your vacuum and work on the floors and area rugs. You can choose to polish your floors, especially if they’re hardwood, to give them new life.
Day 5: Now for the bedrooms
Just like your living room, bedrooms are easy to clean and organize. Do the same things you did for the living room.
Dust. Sweep. Wipe. Mop. Vacuum. The works.
But this is also the perfect time to declutter. Once you’re done purging, replace the bedsheets, pillowcases, and curtains and you’re good to go.
Day 6: Don’t forget to give the front porch some TLC
The further along we go, the easier the chores become. Front porches should be treated as part of the house’s interior even if they’re located outside.
Wash the walls and windows and wipe down the glass panels of your door. If you want to give your paint job a touch-up, go ahead. It will make your entrance look a lot nicer.
Once you’re done with everything, it’s time to give your deck a good cleaning. Sweep the floors and give them a good scrubbing. Apply wax on the boards for a more polished and cleaner look to go along with your fresh paint job.
Day 7: And finally, the laundry room
We’re down to the last day of spring cleaning. We’re taking on the laundry room on the last day because it’s small and easy to clean. Wipe the washer and dryer from the top going down and clean out the traps. Stack detergents neatly and orderly and sweep the floor.
Congratulations! You’ve finished your 7-day spring cleaning challenge.
Spring cleaning can be less overwhelming if you have the right system in place. The guide listed above is just that, a guide. It is meant to give you an idea of how to break up spring cleaning chores into something more manageable. You can tweak it and change things up a bit, but the important thing is that you get your spring cleaning done in a timely manner.
Meta title: Spring Cleaning Made Easy in 7 Days
meta desc: Read on and discover a list of tasks you can do for spring cleaning. These tasks are spread over a seven-day period, so the cleaning will not be too overwhelming for you.